In the most anticipated game of this round, SHB Da Nang hosted defending champions SLNA at Chi Lang Stadium. The home side quickly put the pressure on SLNA's defence with many created chances but Nguyen Viet Nam, SLNA keeper, had a fantastic first half to deny all the finishes of SHB Da Nang. After a scoreless half, Le Huynh Duc made a few changes to bolster the attacking force of SHB Da Nang but it was a terrible second half for his side. While Huynh Duc's changes failed to make any impact, SLNA completely controlled the midfield and created a lot of finishing chances. Their dominance was rewarded by Hughton Hector's goal at 55th minute. It was a quick counter attack as the Trinidad & Tobago international used his pace to exploit the left flank before scoring with a perfect finish. SHB wanted to pushed up but their midfielders still struggled to hold the ball. While the game was getting close to end, SHB Da Nang striker Gaston Merlo scored a priceless header from an early cross at 88th minute to save the home side from a humiliating defeat. It was the only clear chance of SHB Da Nang in the second half.
SHB Da Nang 1-1 SLNA (Merlo - Hector)
Binh Duong 3-1 Ha Noi (Fortune, Tang Tuan x2 - Timothy Anjembe)
Ha Noi T&T 2-1 Kien Giang (Van Quyet x2 - Duy An)
Dong Thap 3-1 Khanh Hoa (Thanh Hien, Felix Ajala x2 - Agostinho)
Felix Ajala - 4
Timothy Anjembe - 4
Nguyen Van Quyet - 4